Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are critical to our aspirations

Different ways of thinking are generated by bringing together individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences, passions and points of view. To deliver high performance and positive influence for our clients, we deliberately seek, support and celebrate the diversity of our employees in all forms – including gender, race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status or otherwise.

We recruit from diverse fields and create teams with skills and perspectives that perfectly complement yours. Our people listen carefully, meet you where you are and work in the spirit of genuine co-production.

Our Vision

I – and my colleagues – belong here

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is for Nous to be a place where everyone can be their true and authentic selves, embrace their uniqueness and realise their professional aspirations. We foster a deep culture of respect and provide an environment for all our employees to flourish.

Click here to read our diversity and inclusion statement.

Diversity & inclusion

We are ahead of the curve when it comes to gender equality

Creating a diverse and balanced workforce has been ingrained in Nous’ culture and values since the business was founded in 1999. As we’ve grown, our leadership gender ratio has stayed close to even and we are actively committed to maintaining this through our inclusive culture, gender-neutral policies and flexible work practices.

We have taken formal steps to promote greater diversity and inclusion

  • Nous is committed to LGBTI workplace inclusion. We are members of ACON’s Pride in Diversity (PID) program. PID is a not-for-profit employer-support program that assists Australian organisations in all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion.
  • We are members of the Australian Network on Disability (AND). We engage with AND’s Stepping Into internship program, a paid internship scheme that matches talented university students with disability with roles in leading Australian businesses.
  • We partner with JobSupport, a specialist service that places people with an intellectual disability in the workforce. Over the past five years, Nous has employed six JobSupport employees.
  • We partner with CareerTrackers, a national not-for-profit organisation that creates internship opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students.

These are just some of the formal steps in our journey to promote greater diversity and inclusion at Nous.

We believe that reconciliation and closing the gap is critically important

Our vision is for an Australia where everyone shares the same standard of living and the same opportunities.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Nous acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and the traditional custodians of Australia. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future in maintaining their culture, country and spiritual connection to the land.

Our first Reflect RAP (launched in 2014) focused on building relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including through project work, and fostering respect, by developing understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures among Nous staff. Our key priorities for reconciliation in our Innovate RAP, launched in 2017, focus on relationships, respect and opportunities.

Our Indigenous Employment Strategy      

Indigenous Australians represent 2 per cent of the working population and our goal is for at least 2 per cent of Nous employees to be Indigenous.

We seek the best and brightest candidates and hire for diversity of perspective and experience. Our Indigenous Employment Strategy is a core component of this and we are actively seeking to increase the number of Indigenous people we work with and employ.

Apply now

We welcome applications from Indigenous Australians for all current opportunities.

To apply, simply complete the application for the role you’re interested in. You will have an option to indicate in your application that you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin.